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[AGENDA] Paris GEOINT Conference

[UPDATE] read NamSor #GEOINT presentation at the French Geographical Society.

On 11/12 September in Paris, an international conference will gather geospatial intelligence professionals at the French Geographical Society (founded in 1827).

The scientific committee includes eminent researchers from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, IFG/Paris8, ENS, Bordeaux University as well as GEOINT professionals from the public and private sector (Ministry of Defense, Airbus Defense and Space).

Elian Carsenat, founder of NamSor, will present several applications of onomastics to mine the ‘big data’, infer valuable intelligence about identity and territories.

Other contributors include speakers from : DRM (French Military Intelligence), MoD, CNES, Magellium, IGN, GEO4I, GEO2012, THALES, Geodec Consult, DGGN (Ministry of Interior Affairs), ONERA, Carmenta, Spallian, ESRI, Luciad.

Please find below, the detailed agenda and location of the event:

Colloque international

Sous la direction de Philippe Boulanger

(Professeur à l’Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII)

Geospatial Intelligence

Révolution technologique, représentation spatiale et analyse géopolitique

En partenariat avec le département de géographie de l’Ecole normale supérieure-Ulm Airbus Defense and Space

Programme

Société de géographie

Grand amphithéâtre

184 bd Saint-Germain (VIe arr.), Paris

Vendredi 11 et samedi 12 septembre 2015

Entrée libre et sans réservation

COMPOSITION DU COMITE SCIENTIFIQUE

Colonel Philippe Arnaud (directeur, BGHOM, Ministère de la Défense), Pr Pierre Beckouche (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne), Renaud Bellais (Direction des affaires publiques, Airbus Group), Pr Philippe Boulanger (Président, Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII), Pr Emmanuèle Cunningham-Sabot (Directrice du département de géographie de l’Ecole normale supérieure de Paris), Col. Gilles Darricau (EMA, Ministère de la Défense), Pr Sébastien Laurent (Université de Bordeaux), Pr Barbara Loyer (Directrice de l’Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII), Myriam Fargues (Maître de conférences, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne), Alexandre Papaemmanuel (Grand Compte, Fonction Renseignement, Airbus Defense and Space), Pr Yann Richard (Directeur UFR de géographie, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Vendredi 11 septembre

9h00 : Ouverture

Séance 1 : Le Geoint en appui des opérations

Président : Pr Philippe Boulanger (Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII)

9h15-9h45 : « Le centre Geoint des armées françaises: un centre d’excellence à la Direction du renseignement militaire, en appui des opérations » par le Général Christophe Gomart (Directeur du Renseignement militaire)

9h45-10h15 : « Observation spatiale militaire : enjeux et perspectives » par le Général Jean- Daniel Testé (Directeur du Commandement interarmées de l’espace)

10h15-10h30 : Discussion 10h30-11h00 : Pause

Séance 2 : Le Geoint : nouveaux enjeux, nouveaux équilibres
Président : Alexandre Papaemmanuel (Grand Compte, Fonction Renseignement, Airbus Defense and Space) ou autre responsable Airbus

11h00-11h20 : « Développement des applications spatiales, Quand les activités de Prospective et de Veille dans les autres pays alimentent un nouvel axe de Geoint » par Murielle Lafaye (CNES) et Thierry Rousselin (Magellium).

11h20-11h40 : « La géovisualisation, outil d’analyse Geoint » par Vincent Caillard (IGN).

11h40-12h00 : « Le tournant de la géographie descriptive et géométrique vers le raisonnement géospatial intégré ».par Alain Zumsteeg (Délégation générale de l’armement, Département géographie physique).

12h00-12h15 : Discussion
Séance 3 : Le Geoint : nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles réflexions Président : Pr Yann Richard (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

14h00-14h20 : « Les enjeux sociétaux de la géolocalisation : Geoint et analyse géopolitique » par Eric Morel (Directeur Défense et sécurité, Geospatial, Airbus Defense and Space) et Philippe Boulanger (IFG-Université Paris VIII)

14h20-14h40 : « Le Geoint, un outil d’action au service de la sécurité » par Jean-Philippe Morisseau et Lionel Kerrello (GEO4I)

14h40-15h00 : « Réflexions et propositions pour les minimiser dans le monde du Geoint » par Nicolas Saporiti (Geo2012)

15h00-15h20 : « Les outils d’aujourd’hui au service du Geoint de demain : analyse prédictive et incursion sur le big data » par Philippe Larde (Thalès Communications-Security)

15h20-15h40 : « Du « Geoint », slogan percutant mais réducteur d’une agence américaine…à la maîtrise de l’aide à la décision, véritable enjeu mondial d’influence et de gouvernance ! » par Jean-Armel Hubault (Geodec Consult)

15h40-16h00 : « Vers un cadre juridique pour le développement du Geoint : point de rencontre ou synthèse des droits ? » par Numa Isnard (IDEST – Université Paris Sud)

16h00-16h15 : Discussion 16h15-16h45 : Pause
Séance 4 : Table ronde Formations au Geoint et perspectives (16h45-18h30) Président : Pr Sébastien Laurent (Université de Bordeaux)

« L’information géospatiale produite à des fins de sécurité civile et son intérêt pour l’analyse géopolitique (Réflexions autour d’une expérience d’enseignement) » par Myriam Fargues

(Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

« Réflexions sur un curriculum Geoint pour futurs managers sur la base des expériences 1999-2015 de Mines ParisTech et NTNU Trondheim » par Thierry Rousselin (Responsable du cours MP18 « Geointelligence for Natural Resource Evaluation and Sustainable Management », Honorary Professor Monget Jean Marie, créateur et animateur du cours de 1999 à 2006), Prof Emeritus Sinding Larsen Richard (créateur et animateur du cours NTNU1

« Geointelligence for Natural Resource Evaluation and Sustainable Management » de 1999 à 2010), Karine Guérin (chargée de cours MP18 à Mines ParisTech)

« Formation géopolitique et Geoint » par Barbara Loyer (Professeur et directrice de l’Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII)

« Quelle formation pour le renseignement géospatial? » par Bernard Kientz (Airbus Defence and Space)

Samedi 12 septembre
Séance 5 : Les outils du Geoint, l’analyse prédictive et la sécurité
Président : Renaud Bellais (Direction des affaires publiques, Airbus Group)

9h00-9h20 : « Un outil prototype de Geoint en gendarmerie : le SC2 ou la cartographie de l’éphémère pour la gestion de crise » par LcL Thibault Lucazeau et Cen (TA) Christophe Blanc (Direction des opérations, DGGN, Ministère de l’Intérieur).

9h20-9h40 : « Comment le ROIM peut-il contribuer au Geoint ? Quelques éléments de réponse »

Par Alain Michel (ONERA)

9h40-10h00 : « Les réalités du Geoint dans le cadre d’opérations extérieures (OPEX) à caractère multinational » par Marie Laboureix et Mans Beckman (Carmenta)
10h00-10h15 : Discussion 10h15-10h45 : Pause

Séance 6 : Les outils du Geoint et la gestion des données

Président : Jean Gusinel (journaliste spécialisé sur les questions de défense et de sécurité, Le Point)

10h45-11h05 : « Cartographier la Big Data ou comment ancrer l’intelligence économique dans le XXIe siècle » par Guillaume Farde (Spallian)

11h05-11h25 : « Le SIG une plateforme centrale pour le Geoint » par Jérémie Majerowicz (ESRI)

11h25-11h45 : « L’onomastique appliquée au décryptage des enjeux identitaires et de territoire » par Elian Carsenat (NamSor.com)

11h45-12h05 : « Luciad et le Geoint » par Jérôme Lutz (Luciad)

12h15-Conclusion du colloque

PDF Version http://www.geographie.ens.fr/IMG/file/Programmation%20colloque%20Geoint%20version%20juin%202015.pdf

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of Name Recognition Software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people.

Reach us at: contact@namsor.com

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Popular names of Delhi, Incredible India

Incredible India is the name of successful place marketing initiative launched in 2002 by the Indian Government using the incredible diversity of India in terms of colors, landscapes, people, languages etc. to promote tourism in India. Because of this same diversity, Indian onomastics are a tough nut to crack. At NamSor, we’ve opened a free API to predict the gender of personal names according to the various languages and cultures (Andrea Rossini is male, Andrea Parker is female, Jean Durieux is …). We aim for 95 to 99% accuracy and 95 to 99% recall, in every country where possible.

This work is important. The status of women in India is a very current issue. At NamSor, we believe in the value of open data mining initiatives -such as Gender Gap Grader– to advance the empowerment of women worldwide. So we work hard to understand how names vary in different states of India, different regions. For example, below are the most frequent male/female names in Delhi.

Most popular female and male names in Delhi, India

Name Female Male Likely Gender Total Pct
Sunita 51526 82 Female 51614 0.5%
Poonam 33524 79 Female 33603 0.3%
Raj Kumar 127 33313 Male 33440 0.3%
Anita 32816 45 Female 32861 0.3%
Ashok Kumar 29 29747 Male 29776 0.3%
Manoj Kumar 35 29197 Male 29232 0.3%
Anil Kumar 32 28943 Male 28975 0.3%
GEETA 28547 30 Female 28577 0.3%
Sunil Kumar 27 27438 Male 27465 0.3%
Santosh 22557 4465 Both 27022 0.3%

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European designer of name recognition software. NamSor is committed to promote diversity and equal opportunity. NamSor launched GendRE API, a free API to extract gender from personal names. We support the @GenderGapGrader initiative. http://namsor.com

About GenderGapGrader

GenderGapGrader’s mission is to publish gender gap estimates at the finest grain level, using whatever reference database we can identify for a particular industry: The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) for the film industry, “The Airman Database” for pilots… and more to come. http://gendergapgrader.com

 

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Popular baby names in Tripura, Incredible India

Incredible India is the name of successful place marketing initiative launched in 2002 by the Indian Government using the incredible diversity of India in terms of colors, landscapes, people, languages etc. to promote tourism in India. Because of this same diversity, Indian onomastics are a tough nut to crack. At NamSor, we’ve opened a free API to predict the gender of personal names according to the various languages and cultures (Andrea Rossini is male, Andrea Parker is female, Jean Durieux is …). We’ve already made it very accurate for most countries. Still, we have a lot of work to do on Indian names, as the precision of Gendre APIv0.0.17 for India is not yet at the right standard. We aim for 95 to 99% accuracy and 95 to 99% recall, in every country where possible.

This work is important. The status of women in India is a very current issue. At NamSor, we believe in the value of open data mining initiatives -such as Gender Gap Grader– to advance the empowerment of women worldwide. So we work hard to understand how names vary in different states of India, different regions. For example, below are the most frequent male/female names in the state of Tripura. Keep posted for the next version of GendRE API, as it will have much better precision to predict the gender of Indian names. In the meantime, further reading:

Most popular female and male names in Tripura, India

Name Female Male Total Gender
Sabita 6364 6 6370 Female
Pradip 9 5077 5086 Male
Kalpana 4481 4481 Female
Anita 4424 13 4437 Female
Rina 4182 6 4188 Female
Ratna 4133 13 4146 Female
Ratan 20 4112 4132 Male
Narayan 11 4102 4113 Male
Namita 4079 6 4085 Female
Uttam 19 4043 4062 Male
Sbapan 6 3981 3987 Male
Dilip 7 3903 3910 Male
Dipali 3898 6 3904 Female
Bishbajit 12 3853 3865 Male
Gita 3853 3853 Female
Tapan 9 3798 3807 Male
Anjali 3617 3617 Female
Ranjit 7 3508 3515 Male
Sanjit 14 3443 3457 Male
Sbapna 3429 3429 Female
Lakshi 3366 29 3395 Female
Soma 3347 3347 Female
Sabitri 3287 3287 Female
Kajal 1930 1349 3279 Both
Suman 58 3218 3276 Male
Shipra 3244 3244 Female
Purnima 3168 3168 Female
Sunil 6 3119 3125 Male
Sujit 14 3103 3117 Male
Rita 3111 3111 Female
Sumitra 3088 10 3098 Female
Bimal 10 3086 3096 Male
Shefali 3091 3091 Female
Ajit 12 3050 3062 Male
Aarati 3022 3022 Female
Anjana 2983 8 2991 Female
Malati 2963 2963 Female
Babul 8 2952 2960 Male
Archana 2915 2915 Female
Samir 9 2852 2861 Male
Gautam 2840 2840 Male
Gopal 9 2813 2822 Male
Dipak 2791 2791 Male
Rekha 2756 2756 Female
Dulal 7 2736 2743 Male
Basanti 2727 2727 Female
Shyamal 11 2711 2722 Male
Minati 2677 2677 Female
Manik 21 2644 2665 Male
Shilpi 2632 7 2639 Female
Sima 2619 6 2625 Female
Bikash 10 2569 2579 Male
Sanjay 2540 2540 Male
Subhash 2529 2529 Male
Sajal 68 2443 2511 Male
Abhijit 8 2488 2496 Male
Litan 26 2465 2491 Male
Parimal 16 2465 2481 Male
Pratima 2421 2421 Female
Anima 2374 2374 Female
Manju 2309 50 2359 Female
Bina 2344 2344 Female
Sandhya 2327 10 2337 Female
Anil 2321 2321 Male
Mamata 2303 8 2311 Female
Ruma 2299 2299 Female
Rabindr 2295 2295 Male
Rajib 9 2263 2272 Male
Biplab 7 2250 2257 Male
Sukumar 2242 2242 Male
Abdul 2230 2230 Male
Chandan 13 2212 2225 Male
Shikha 2213 2213 Female
Rajesh 2196 2196 Male
Manoranjan 2195 2195 Male
Milan 1435 752 2187 Both
Nirmal 9 2173 2182 Male
Sarasbati 2177 2177 Female
Raju 46 2117 2163 Male
Aparna 2146 2146 Female
Zarna 2061 2061 Female
Rakhi 2044 10 2054 Female
Mayarani 2033 2033 Female
Tapas 2030 2030 Male
Rakesh 10 2009 2019 Male
Jyotasna 2005 2005 Female
Jayanti 1985 7 1992 Female
Santosh 1950 1950 Male
Subrat 1918 1918 Male
Ranajit 1917 1917 Male
Sandhyarani 1912 1912 Female
Bijay 22 1845 1867 Male
Suchitra 1833 15 1848 Female
Mira 1846 1846 Female
Haradhan 1815 1815 Male
Kabita 1784 8 1792 Female
Niranjan 1792 1792 Male
Gitarani 1772 1772 Female
Pramila 1761 6 1767 Female
Manika 1740 1740 Female

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What’s in a name in 1914, in 2014?

(a onomastics.co.uk reblog)

This month, starting 25th of August, the University of Glasgow will host the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, the premier conference in the field of name studies.

For this occasion, we have started to calibrate NamSor software to recognize Scottish names. This is work in progress, but I’d like to share some preliminary data visualizations of regional names.

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. All across Europe and beyond, families lost dear ones, children were raised without knowing their father and grand-children were born in the aftermath of this trauma – only to live another global war, WWII. Let’s respect the people who died in both wars, and let’s also listen to the message their names convey to us about who they were, about who we are.

What do personal names tell us about the world in 1914?

In 1914, Europe was composed of Nations and Nations of Regions with deeply rooted people. This was the situation before the massive rural exodus and before the international migration flows caused by either decolonization or what we call today ‘globalization’. This first global war was fought by local people who lived close by among themselves, married in their local community, often spoke their own local language…

Scottish names

We’ve analysed the Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC) database to see if we could correlate onomastics and regiments. The result is presented below:

20140801_Scottish_WWI_Onomastic_Millefeuille_v002

 

We’ve found a majority of Scottish names in regiments such as: the Gordon Highlanders, the Mercantile Marine Reserve, the Royal Scots, the Cameron Highlanders, the Seaforth Highlanders, the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and also the Royal Flying Corps.

The onomastic mille-feuille is dense but hard to understand. You can think of it as a sorted list of pie charts, like this one:

20140801_Scottish_WWI_Onomastic_PieChart_MercantileMarineReserve_v001

This pie chart tells us that the Mercantile Marine Reserved was composed mostly of Scottish and Welsh soldiers.

By looking at the soldiers ranks for that particular regiment, we can produce a new onomastic mille-feuille : names DO matter when it comes to rank in 1914.

20140801_Scottish_WWI_Onomastic_MilleFeuille_MercantileMarineReserve_v001

In more easily understandable pie chart language, this means that the Firemen were mostly Scottish and Welsh, whereas the Carpenters were English.

20140801_Scottish_WWI_Onomastic_Ranks_PieChart_MercantileMarineReserve_v001

Indian names

The first world war started as a European war but populations from Africa, Asia were immediately mobilized by the colonial powers of the time : the British Colonial Empire,  France, … many soldiers came from far away to meet their death in the tranchées of Eastern  France.

The Indian names in CWGC are indicated without any given name, but with the son’s and father’s name, for example:

sonName fatherName place regiment
PURANBAHADUR GHARTI KAMANSING GHARTI NEPAL 9th Gurkha Rifles
PUNE THAPA NAIN SING THAPA GULMI NEPAL 4th Gurkha Rifles
RADHA KISHN GANGA RAM RAJPUTANA Bharatpur Infantry
SITARAM SAWANT NILU SAWANT BOMBAY 117th Mahrattas
NAMDAR KHAN HAYAT KHAN N W F  PROVINCE 21st Punjabis
SHAHAB UDDIN KARAM ILAHI PUNJAB 53rd Sikhs (Frontier Force)
RAM RAKHA CHHOTE PUNJAB Sirmur Imperial Service Sapper Corps
AMAR SINGH GURDITT SINGH PUNJAB 15th Ludhiana Sikhs
LALITBIKRAM THAPA RAMBIKRAM THAPA NEPAL 5th Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force)
PANCHAM DHUNDA UNITED PROVINCES Army Bearer Corps
CHINNASWAMI DURUGAYA MYSORE 2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Sappers and Miners
LAKKHI JAHANGIR UNITED PROVINCES Indian Royal Artillery
SHIU DAS DUBE RAM SEWAK DUBE UNITED PROVINCES 3rd Brahmans
BATAN SINGH BELA SINGH PUNJAB 57th Wilde’s Rifles (Frontier Force)
KALU GHALE KAMI GHALE NEPAL 8th Gurkha Rifles
ISMAIL HAIDAR MANUBUDDIN SIKDAR BENGAL Indian Railway Department
FATTEH KHAN DIL DOST KHAN PUNJAB 82nd Punjabis
SUJAWAL KHAN BAHADUR KHAN PUNJAB 38th King George’s Own Central India Horse
MAHABIR MURAI LACHHMAN MURRAI UNITED PROVINCES 3rd Sappers and Miners
SURENDRANATH RIAWA CHANDI CHARAN BISWAS BENGAL Indian Labour Corps

 

So we have used a different algorithm to automatically cluster Indian names into onomastic classes. Some onomastic classes might be related to geography, to Indian casts, to social status or religious beliefs …

We can again use an onomastic mille-feuille to visualize the correlation between names and geography, but here a classic geographical map would probably tell a better story.

20140801_Indian_WWI_Onomastic_Millefeuille_v001

Distinctive patterns are recognized in names from Bombay, Madras, Delhi or Pashawar, allowing the software to cluster them into distinct onomastic classes.

And again we can then look at regiments to visualize how ethnically/linguistically diverse they were:

20140801_Indian_Regiments_WWI_Onomastic_Millefeuille_v001

 

Italian names

All regions of Italy have paid a heavy tribute to the Great War:

2014_Italian_WWI_Casualties

 

Italian regional names are particularly well differentiated, as can be seen in the following onomastic millefeuille:

2014_Italian_WWI_Onomastics

We display here some examples of typical names from different regions. Can you see how different they are?

  • IT/Abruzzi e Molise: MEZZACAPPA GIUSEPPE DI ANTONIO, PAOLILLI-TREONZE PASQUALE DI DOMENICO, BONITATIBUS ERMANNO DI ANGELO, FIDELIBUS ANGELANTONIO DI EUGENIO, PAOLILLI-TREONZE DONATO DI GAETANO, VASQUENZ AUGUSTO ANGELO DI ANTONIO, AMMAZZALORSO ANTONIO DI ANGELO.
  • IT/Basilicata: LATERZA GIOVANNI DI GIUSEPPE, SCAMORCIA GIUSEPPE DI GAETANO, ALAGIA NICOLA DI GIUSEPPE, CLAPS VITO CANIO DI GAETANO, CLOROFORMIO VITO DOMENICO DI TADDEO, SCANDIFFIO DOMENICO DI INNOCENZO, CLAPS ANGELO VITO DI VITANTONIO, CASAMASSIMA FRANCESCO PAOLO DI GIOVANNI, PENNIMPEDE GIUSEPPE DI PIETRO.
  • IT/Calabria: PROCOPIO FRANCESCO DI NICOLA, CANDREVA FRANCESCO DI GIUSEPPE, SCICCHITANO FRANCESCO DI GIUSEPPE, SPACCAROTELLA GIOVANNI DI ANGELO, CICCIU CONSOLATO DI ANTONIO, LULJ GIUSEPPE DI VINCENZO, TRUNCELLITO DOMENICO PASQUALE DI GIUSEPPE, DAVOLOS DOMENICO DI PASQUALE, CHIDICHIMO GIOVANNI DI SALVATORE.
  • IT/Campania: ANNUNZIATA GIOVANNI DI ANTONIO, PISCOPO GIOVANNI DI ANTONIO, PISCOPO GIUSEPPE DI ANTONIO, SARRAPOCHIELLO LORENZO DI NICOLA, GENETIEMPRO GIUSEPPE DI MATTEO, VALIANTAE ANIELLO DI CARMINE, DONNIACUO ALFONSO DI GIUSEPPE.
  • IT/Emilia-Romagna: SCHIAVAZAPPA BONFIGLIO DI CRISTOFORO, SAVRIE ADELCHI DI GIUSEPPE, VACONDIO BONFIGLIO DI PIETRO, GUAGLIUMI GEMINIANO DI CESARE, ASTROLOGI GIOVANNI DI FERDINANDO, SAVRIE GIUSEPPE DI PRIMO, GUAGLIUMI GIOVANNI DI LEANDRO, MANSERVIGI GIOVANNI DI SALINGUERRA.
  • IT/Lazio: ASTROLOGO ANGELO DI PACIFICO, FAPERDUE SALVATORE DI VALENTINO, CENTOSCUDI NAZZARENO DI SANTE, CARLODALATRI UMBERTO DI FRANCESCO, CAPPADOCIA GIUSEPPE DI GIOVANNI, SCHIETROMA GIUSEPPE DI PASQUALE, PALAMIDES GIOVANNI DI GIUSEPPE, GIANFERMI GIOVANNI BATTISTA DI DOMENICO, CAPPADOCIA AMEDEO DI GIUSEPPE, PIETROBONO GUGLELMO DI BENIAMINO.
  • IT/Liguria: GAGGERO GIOVANNI BATTISTA DI GIUSEPPE, KONIG GIOVANNI BATTISTA DI GIOVANNI BATTISTA FILIPPO, MONTEGHIRFO GIOVANNI DI LUIGI, MAGIONCALDA GIOVANNI BATTISTA DI GIOVANNI, BACIGALUPO GIOVANNI BATTISTA DI DOMENICO, REDEGOSO GIOVANNI BATTISTA DI BARTOLOMEO, KONIG GUGLIELMO DI PIETRO, ARBOCO GIOVANNI BATTISTA DI EMANUELE VINCENZO.
  • IT/Lombardia: SANTAMBROGIO GIUSEPPE DI FRANCESCO, RUEFF GIOVANNI DI GIOVANNI, RECALCATI GIUSEPPE DI AMBROGIO, TAGLIABUE GIUSEPPE DI ANGELO, RANZENIGO FRANCESCO DI GIOVANNI, PIANTANIDA ANTONIO DI FELICE, SALMOIRAGHI GIUSEPPE DI ATTILIO, CONSONNI GIUSEPPE DI DOMENICO.
  • IT/Marche: CUCCU GIUSEPPE DI FRANCESCO, FIORDOLIVA GIUSEPPE DI PACIFICO, CINGOLANI NAZZARENO DI PIETRO, ANGELOME MARONE DI GIUSEPPE, VOLTATTORNI NAZZARENO DI FRANCESCO, CARSTANJEN GUSTAVO DI PAOLO, MENGHI-CERRA NAZZARENO DI DAVID, VOLTATTORNI CIRIACO DI LUIGI, CARSTANJEN EDOARDO DI PAOLO, BRUZZECHESSE DOMENICO DI FRANCESCO.
  • IT/Piemonte: DESTEFANIS GIOVANNI DI GIUSEPPE, RIVOIRA GIOVANNI DI PIETRO, CUTTICA GIUSEPPE DI CARLO, BELLINO-ROCI GIUSEPPE DI NICOLAO, NEPOTE GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO, AIMAR BARTOLOMEO DI BARTOLOMEO, LANTELME GIORGIO DI FRANCESCO, GUELPA GIOVANNI DI GIOVANNI, VALSANIA GIOVANNI DI ANTONIO, ARNEODO GIUSEPPE DI GIOVANNI.
  • IT/Puglia: SPAGNULO COSIMO DAMIANO DI FRANCESCO, VANTAGGIATO GIUSEPPE DI VINCENZO, SEMERARO GIOVANNI DI GIUSEPPE, EPICOCO DOMENICO DI GIOVANNI, AGHILAR RUGGIERO DI LUIGI, CANNABONA CROCIFISSO DI PASQUALE, BAGLIVO CROCIFISSO DI ORONZO, SPEDICATO CROCEFISSO DI SALVATORE, GIANCANE CROCIFISSO DI RAFFAELE.
  • IT/Sardegna: MARONGIU SALVATORE DI ANTONIO, PORCU GIOVANNI DI FRANCESCO, MARONGIU FRANCESCO DI SALVATORE, PUTZOLU GIOVANNI DI GIUSEPPE, DESOGUS GIOVANNI DI ANTONIO, MURTAS GIOVANNI DI GIUSEPPE, LAMPIS ANTIOCO DI FRANCESCO.
  • IT/Sicilia: RAPISARDA SALVATORE DI GIUSEPPE, GIONFRIDDO PAOLO DI SALVATORE, MACALUSO GIUSEPPE DI GIUSEPPE, SPAMPINATO ANTONINO DI GIUSEPPE, PRIVITERA ANTONINO DI GIUSEPPE, SCACCIANOCE SALVATORE DI ROSARIO, RAPISARDA SALVATORE DI CARMELO, CANGIALOSI ANTONINO DI MICHEL.
  • IT/Toscana: SCHIUMARINI IACOPO DI ANTONIO, DIOLAIUTI FERRUCCIO DI GIULIO, MAZZEI EFREM DI GIUSEPPE, DELL’EUGENIO ANGIOLO DI ANTONIO, DELL’ARINGA GABBRIELLO DI DANIELE, PISTOI ASTAROTTE DI OLIMPIO, BIENTINESI MILZIADE DI GIOVANNI, ANZEMPAMBER FILIPPO DI ADOLFO, BEMPORAD DUILIO DI POLICARPO, DELL’OMODARME RANIERI DI DEMETRIO.
  • IT/Trentino-Alto Adige: DALPIAZ GIUSEPPE, ANDERLE GIOVANNI, DEVIGILI GIUSEPPE, PONTALTI GIUSEPPE, CASAGRANDA GIUSEPPE, FLAIM GIOVANNI, PALLAORO GIUSEPPE, STEDILE GIUSEPPE, DETASSIS GIUSEPPE, DELVAI GIUSEPPE.
  • IT/Umbria: DESANTIS GIUSEPPE DI DOMENICO, MAGARINI-MONTENERO DOMENICO DI BONAVENTURA, QUONDAM GIOVANNI DI NAZZARENO, GAMBELUNGHE SALVATORE DI CESARE, CENTOGAMBE DOMENICO DI FELICE, QUONDAM CASTORINO DI GIUSEPPE, BESTIACCIA GIOVENALE DI GIUSEPPE, BELLACHIOMA ASTORRE DI ALBERTO, SFORNA CRISPOLTO DI NAZZARENO, CENTOGAMBE GIUSEPPE DI PIETRO.
  • IT/Veneto: DELL’OSBEL GIOVANNI DI ANTONIO, MESTRINER GIOVANNI DI GIUSEPPE, RODIGHIERO GIOVANNI DI ANTONIO, BOF GIOVANNI DI LUIGI, DALL’OSTO GIUSEPPE DI PIETRO, SKREZENEK GIUSEPPE DI CARLO, FILOSOFO GIOBATTA DI PAOLO, MENEGUZ GIOBATTA DI ANTONIO, MESCALCHIN GIOBATTA DI ANDREA, CIPOLAT-GOTET GIOVANNI DI GRAZIADIO.

French names

The equivalent of CWGC in France is the Mémoire des Hommes database. We’ve used it to calibrate NamSor recognition of French regional names. After calibration, about 70% of names can be allocated to a particular region and we can produce the following onomastic mille-feuille, sorted according to the relative number of Bretons (people from Brittany):

20140801_France_WWI_Millefeuille_v001

We can also view the total number of casualties, broken down according to the onomastic class. It show the large number of people originally from Brittany who died during WWI, regardless of their birthplace. However, this remains debatable – as ~30% of names could not be specifically allocated to a region of origin (only recognized as French).

20140801_France_WWI_RegionalBreakdown_v001

Baptiste COULMONT, a sociologist, published a very interesting study on given names analysing the results of students at the French Baccalaureate in 2014. We’ve used a similar dataset compare regional names in 1914 and in 2014. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to align the geographic mappings – but the result is visual and self-explanatory. We can see how rural exodus and internal migration have eroded the regional identity in personal names. Still we can see that even in 2014, the correlation between onomastics and geography remains strong – especially in Brittany, in the North of France, in Alsace, in Lorraine, in Loire, in Lyon, in Aquitaine and Corsica.

20140801_France_Millefeuille_1914_2014_v001

What do names tell us about the world in 2014?

A lot! Some say: too much!

Enough to make ICOS2014 a very exciting and current event. We look forward to be in Glasgow on 24th August and meet you there. Long live onomastics.co.uk

Feel free to contact us, mailto:contact@namsor.com

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SmartCity : Geodemography, Onomastics and Megacities

Can the Big Data help make cities Smart AND Inclusive ?

DataTuesday (Paris) : translation a presentation given on the 26th of March at IPSOS

201303_DataTuesday_SmartCity_GreaterMoscow_Teaser

PDF download : Smart City : GEODEMOGRAPHY, Onomastics & Megacities

 

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NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of Name Recognition Software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people.

NamSor launched FDIMagnet,  a consulting offering to help Investment Promotion Agencies and High-Tech Clusters leverage a Diaspora to connect with business and scientific communities abroad.

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Indian, Chinese, Russian and Japanese directors in European Big Business – an onomastics view [2/2]

Today, with this map of Japanese and Russian business communities in Europe, we complete an earlier post about Indian and Chinese presence in European economic affairs (*).

Japanese and Russian Business Comunities in EU plus Switzerland (vF)

The map would look different if we filtered information according to certain sectors (industry, trade, energy,…) but as it is, what does the picture tell us?

Besides showing the obvious and the well-known (a strong Russian business community in Russia’s traditional zone of influence, for example in the Baltic’s Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia ; a predominance of Russian businessmen in Cyprus international “offshore” financial holdings), it reveals several less expected features.

Firstly, one would expect Germany to be a stronghold of Russian business in Europe, due to the high level of trade between Russia and Germany. It may be so, but while there are many company directors with Russian names, there are even more Chinese, Indian and Japanese businessmen  in Germany.

Secondly, there is a clear Japanese preference in favour of Belgium and the Netherlands for Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and as an entry door for trade with Europe.

Thirdly, while Indian and Chinese directors share a similar profile to select European target countries for FDIs and trading, Russian and Japanese businessmen demonstrate more polarization: they generally make different choices.

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(* We show the density of Japanese and Russian company directors expressed relatively to the total density of Japanese, Russian, Indian and Chinese presence, measured using the onomastics of about half a million company directors of the largest companies of all sectors, in the European Union plus Switzerland. Accuracy of name classification software is typically in the range 75%-95%)

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Indian, Chinese, Russian and Japanese directors in European Big Business – an onomastics view [1/2]

In December 2012, we attempted to show graphically the cultural origins of about half a million directors of companies registered in the European Union (plus Switzerland). We found that twenty years after the official creation of the European Union, the European economy is still highly fragmented according national considerations (Greek companies have Greek directors, etc).

Amongst the colourful European company directors onomastics mille-feuille, four tiny layers represent the Indian, Chinese, Russian and Japanese names. There can be different reasons why a company director of such foreign origin should be on the board of a European company:

– the company may be the subsidiary of an Indian, Chinese, Russian or Japanese company,

– the company may have made significant investments abroad (joint-ventures, etc.) with Indian, Chinese, Russian or Japanese partners,

– the manager (or his ascendants) may have emigrated from his original country, before he made his way to the top locally,

– the director may have been recruited globally for his particular management skills.

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In the map top left, we look at the relative share of Indian directors comparatively to Indian, Chinese, Russian and Japanese directors in each country. Not surprisingly, the Indian business community is strong in Great-Britain but other strongholds include Denmark and Luxembourg.

In the map top right, we see that Chinese businessmen are relatively very present in Switzerland and Germany.

If Indian and Chinese businessmen seem to desert Netherland, this is due to the strong Japanese business community. In the same way, both Indian and Chinese are relatively absent from Cyprus, a location favoured by Russian businessmen to create financial holdings and redirect investments towards Russia.

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–   Diaspora Direct Investments (DDI)
–   Smart Investors Targeting & CRM
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